USA Network’s ‘Graceland’ – Preview

Graceland - Season 1White Collar creator Jeff Eastin is bringing a new series to USA this summer.

Inspired by true events, Graceland’s drama surrounds a secretive group of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Customs and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) all housed and operating under one roof in Southern California – ‘Graceland.’

We arrive at the beach house with new FBI graduate Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit), a clean-cut, booksmart agent itching to learn from agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata), whom is apparently a legend back at Quantico, though he has given up such formality for the beach life after a nervous breakdown.  Unfortunately for Mike, Briggs appears to be less interested in actually teaching him than he is in getting the rookie to do his chores.  Also residing at Graceland are FBI agent Catherine “Charlie” DeMarco (Vanessa Ferlito), U.S. Customs agent Dale Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren), DEA agent Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan), and my personal favorite thus-far FBI agent Joe “Johnny” Tuturro (Manny Montana).  Though all work for different agencies, with different purposes and priorities, the group seems to rather interesting ‘family’ at Graceland.

Though, of course, there are secrets to be had within the house…

After watching the pilot episode of Graceland it is clear that the show is gritter and slightly more morally ambiguous than USA Network’s usual programming, particularly more than Eastin’s own White Collar where there is an underlying hope for goodness in each episode.  The residents of Graceland, while government agents, no doubt have their own dark pasts, and we probably shouldn’t like them as much as we probably will.

For this viewer, the first episode of Graceland is great.  While slightly cliché – the Graceland vets initiating the rookie – the core plot of the series is well established, with clear introductions to the characters, and there is potential for the meatier story to be told in the following episodes.

Be sure to check out Graceland when it premieres Thursday, June 6th at 10/9c on USA Network.

Add Comment

Chopped TV Show
Reasons to Suggest the Show Chopped is Fake
Eye of the Dragon
Hulu To Take on Stephen King’s “Eye of the Dragon” For Television
NCIS Season 10 Finale
What’s Next for NCIS: Los Angeles after Season 10 Finale?
big bang theory win
Why The Big Bang Series Finale Completely Nailed It
Michael Rooker in Cliffhanger
Why Michael Rooker Would Make a Perfect King Shark
John Wick in the rain
How Much More of John Wick Can We Expect To See?
Can New Alligator Movie “Crawl” Make up For All Bad Alligator Horror Movies?
apocalypse now memorial day movie
Five Awesome Movies to Watch on Memorial Day
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kurtis Blow
october kingsley
10 Things You Didn’t Know about October Kingsley
huma qureshi
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Huma Qureshi
Karrueche Tran
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Karrueche Tran
Alan Moore Comic Book Writer
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alan Moore
Squirrel Girl
Why Squirrel Girl Deserves Her Own Featured Film
10 Things You Never Knew about Batman’s Logo
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Doctor Strange’s Dormammu
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Raphtalia
What Exactly is the Goku Ultra Instinct Form?
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Goblin Slayer
The History and Evolution of AnimeJapan
Georgia Setting
Is The Best ‘Walking Dead’ Story In A Video Game?
marvels iron man vr hero banner
Five Upcoming Superhero Video Games We’re Psyched For
Final Fantasy VII
Square Enix Finally Gives a Final Fantasy VII Update
Star Citizen
Will Gamers Ever Get to Play Star Citizen?